Nov 14, 2012 3:00am PST
california is and she'll be here today. so will donna edwards from the state of maryland and of course, eliot spitzer host of "viewpoint" on current tv joins us as he does every wednesday morning. and here's the deal. here's the question. one final shot at general petraeus. if his e-mails were not secure, are yours? are mine? something to think about. privacy out the window. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> on this wednesday some other headlines making news, the perk of being first lady. michelle obama is such a big fan of the hit pbs series abby that her office asked for an advance copy of the upcoming season of the program and got from the producer from the united kingdom. the show's third season is currently airing over there in great britain but it doesn't air here in the u.s. until january. the hill reports the producers were more than happy to send mrs. obama dvds of the current season so long as she would not spoil the episodes for the rest of the entire country. >> bill: you have to have
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
defense of marriage act which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. in california, proposition 8, a voter approved initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage. joining me now to weigh in on what we might expect from the high court is richard socarides former president of equality matters who also served as a senior adviser to president clinton. as always, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> eliot: what is the importance of friday or monday, depending on which day the supreme court announces their decision. >> at the end of this week or on monday, we'll begin to hear from the supreme court what they're going to decide this term in relation to gay marriage and gay rights. we're almost assuredly in for a big decision from the supreme court by the end of this term. we may as early as monday, hear that they have decided not to accept for review, the all-important proposition 8 case in california. if that happens that means that in california, same-sex marriage would be legal again as early as ne
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm PST
considered a scourge. what's happened? >> i think started in 1996 when california voters passed prop 215 which was this really loosely-worded ballot measure that made medical marijuana legal and the following year, about 400,000 californians got these medical pot cards which really you could get for anything like hangnail or writer's cramp. i got one for writer's cramp myself. >> jennifer: wow. >> so it basically was essentially legal. >> jennifer: did you do that as an experiment as a reporter or did you do it because you did have writer's cramp? >> i did it as an experiment to demonstrate how easy it was. the idea here is that really it is essentially legal in many of the states so it is not too much of an additional step to say hey, let's legalize it. >> jennifer: now you've got full legalization in colorado and washington. in colorado, more people voted to legalize pot than voted for the president in washington, it was about the same. so are you going to see now the federal government clamping down on dispensaries
Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
california and new york and massachusetts said hey, you know what, we'd like to secede from the union. what would fox news have done with that? oh my god! traitors! traitors! bill o'reilly said terrorists should blow up the court tower in san francisco and they didn't even do a as he session plan. go ahead but you'll be miserable losers and failures. which states would i dump first? the takers and moochers in alabama. have at it, son see how that works out for you. you would be in epic disaster, within 10-20 years, you would be begging us, please, massachusetts, please new york, please california, please, the united states of america, take us back, we didn't mean it. it turns out we were milking you all this time and we didn't know what the hell we were doing we're grotesque failures. alabama! alabama! yeah, good luck to you. unamerican. traitors. all right. it's not the whole state. it's not the whole state. 21% of people from alabama said they were in favor of making interracial marriage illegal. when we come back, hope, meals on wheels, some people are actually trying to address poverty.
Nov 13, 2012 3:00am PST
. it is incomeathome.com. incomeathome.com. out in san rafael, california, which i know very, very well. here's ken. ken, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. you know, i think petraeus got what he deserved. this woman is 20 years his junior. he sells the war in afghanistan to the president by undermining the president. and he followed the same processes that never work from algeria to today. it's never worked. never worked in algeria. it didn't work in vietnam or baghdad. it didn't work in kabul. he's promoted as a great general and a great man. this guy's a -- >> bill: ken wait. maybe he should have been fired because -- as you assert, if his policies are wrong then fire him because his policies are wrong. don't fire him because he cheats on his wife or he has an extramarital affair. >> caller: the point i'm making is that he is corrupt as a human being. just like the cowl mination -- the culmination of it. >> bill: i hear you. but i'm talking about on what basis do we decide someone should not be in their job.
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
of organizations on the ground in california. we came up with a program where the kids go, they pull a red wagon to the classroom. they elect a sheriff and another compute sheriff. the compute sheriff picks up the trash. they found out and mayor villaraigosa announced they're rolling this into 1700 county l.a. schools. it adds to it because every kid is in every seat on time. >> jennifer: how can people at home help to get the word out? >> what families and parents can do is -- whether it is working through their school board or pta, make sure the schools are offering these programs. in the summertime, make sure it is through the boys and girl's club or the rotary sponsoring the sites. >> nokidhungry.org. >> jennifer: hear that parents out there, if your children are eligible for free and reduced lunches, they could get something else too. you can offer free and reduced breakfasts. the money is there. you just have to figure out the logistics. founder of share our strength. coming up next, more of our series feeding the n
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
good morning, blythe danner. hi, blythe danner. >> that's very nice. i'm out in california right now. it is early for me. how are you doing? >> stephanie: i'm good. i know i spoke to you on the red carpet once somewhere and i spoke to your daughter, gwyneth paltrow and i said you'll never know who i interviewed. blythe danner. she went along with the joke. >> i'm very happy. i came to fame as being gwyneth's mom which is fine with me. >> stephanie: and much more. how are things out on the campaign trail. why are you so motivated this time around? >> so excited. out connecting with people. listening to what they had to say about how they are -- their kids have been working so hard. i can't get over the kids -- the field offices and they're so smart and they've just got -- they were such a big help to me. i think first as a woman and then as a mom and a grandmother i just -- i can't imagine how anybody could not vote for our president. when you think about what he has done, how much he's accomplished. i said